Teaching

Teaching Philosophy (Excerpt)

My purpose as a design educator is to empower curiosity. The design industry is in a perpetual state of change. Softwares update and fall out of fashion, problems become more complex, the very meaning of “designer” continues to expand. Designers must be prepared for the unexpected. I seek to foster lifelong commitment to learning to prepare my students for a future that they can not only keep up with, but lead. I hope to inspire my students to approach each new challenge with a spirit of confident inquiry, armed with the tools they will need to solve tomorrow’s problems.

Tutorials & Writing

Student Work

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meilicarling.com
Red Bean Box
by
MeiLi Carling
for
Graphic Design 2001
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Red Bean Box is a student branding project for an Asian grocery subscription service. By partnering with local grocery stores, Red Bean Box supports Asian-American businesses while serving areas without immediate access to Asian cooking ingredients. Visually, the brand combines hand-drawn illustrations with geometric icons and type for a modern, yet inviting take on Asian-American cooking. Included here are the brand elements, packaging mockups, business cards, brand catalog, and website design.

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Medium
Restaurant Concept Designs
by
Ethan Carrol, Tanvi Baghele, Aulona Noka, and Djimon Wilkins
for
Advanced Design 3001
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Connecting and supporting museums and restaurants during COVID-19

A team of students in Fall of 2020 ask: With the advent of COVID-19 and the vast amount of complications that come with it, how could we still create a profitable and entertaining eating experience? Their design concepts for a museum and restaurant collaboration would help smaller, underfunded museums survive COVID-19.

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Behance
Workit
by
Audrey Lee
for
Graphic Design 2001
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Branding, Packaging, and Layout

Workit is an at-home workout kit designed to promote fun and body positivity for subscribers of all genders, backgrounds, and fitness levels. The kit contains workout gear like weights and water bottles, but also self-care items like face masks.

The tangram logo can be permuted into many different shapes, illustrating the diversity of the kits and the target clients. The colors, a muted organic palette with pops of magenta, are designed to be sassy and gender-neutral. Finally, the copy and the wordmark, with its signature heart, embody Workit’s mission: to celebrate body love for everyone.

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Behance
The Gun Game
by
Henry Oatts
for
Creative Coding
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retro computer game made with p5.js

Based on a childhood favorite, The Gun Game is a wild west style shootout that requires strategy and luck to survive. The structure is very similar to rock, paper, scissors where each round the players have three options to choose from. Where is differs from rock paper scissors is that not every option is created equal.

The project was built from scratch using p5.js. You can play the game here.

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emilyfunck.com
Notepad
by
Emily Funck
for
Intermediate Computers 3021
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App for Roommate Coordination

Notepad is an app that is meant to help with roommate coordination. Within the app you can share a calendar, messaging, locations, venmo payments, to do lists, shopping lists, and alerts. This app is geared primarily toward college student's and people just out of college who may be living with roommates.

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Behance
TV Remote Redesign
by
Kylie Baker
for
Intermediate Computer Graphics 3021
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Physical Interface Design

Redesign of a TV remote with the goal to increase legibility and make it easier for the user to navigate. The interface is multi-sided so the buttons the user sees is only related to the task they wish to accomplish. A charging dock is also included with the device to power the remote wirelessly. The main buttons for navigation are the control pad, the power/source panel, the play/pause panel, volume, and the channel buttons. ​​​​​​

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quyennghiem.com
Anthologie Dada
by
Quyen Nghiem
for
Advanced Design 3002
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Experimental Poetry Anthology

Anthologie Dada is a homage to the art movement by collaging the artwork of Joan Miro, Tristan Tzara, Marcel Duchamp, Otto Dix, and Man Ray while accompanied by original poetry. The intent was to embrace the attitude and philosophy of Dada by creating this “exquisite corpse” of the different yet connected disciplines of art and poetry.

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tylercreativecoding.com
UN____ A look at Spring 2020
by
Xinjian Li, Emily Cerequas, Prashansa Thapa, Julia King, & Alex Kim
for
Creative Coding
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In the spring of 2020, SARS-CoV-2 became a global pandemic and sent the world into a state of uncertainty. When classes at Temple University suddenly became physically distant, GAD 3023, the Creative Coding class in Graphic & Interactive Design, began collecting the experiences of students at Tyler School of Art and Architecture to visualize how these experiences and mindsets changed over time. Each week of online instruction in Spring 2020 is represented here in self-reported student emotional states, quotes from surveyed students, and news headlines.

View the full project at tylercreativecoding.com

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Behance
Met Gala Invitation
by
Tara Ryan
for
Advanced Design 3002
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Invitation Design

An experimental invitation design for the The Annual Met Gala Ball with the theme: About Time: Fashion and Duration, based on the works of Virginia Woolf. The proposed invitation features a "photo-cube" structure.

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Behance
Releaf Tea
by
Emma Kerwin
for
Graphic Design 2001
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Branding, Packaging, and Layout

Releaf Tea centers around the healing power of tea. The project follows the prompt to design a subscription kit that would support the health.

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quasi-design.co
Cooking Game
by
Emily Cerequas
for
Creative Coding
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Game and Responsive Website

This is a game that guides the user through a Chicken Alfredo recipe. For novice cookers, recipes can seem daunting at times, this game presents a way for them to learn the recipe more thoroughly before trying it themselves. The game was created in p5.js, the responsive website was created with HTML and CSS. Play the game at quasi-design/cooking-live.

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jeremiahreardon.com
Lifterval
by
Jeremiah Reardon
for
Intermediate Computers 3021
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interval timer app for weightlifters

An interval timer app that allows weightlifters to create and save custom tempo workouts.

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mauraomalley.design
Untie Gala
by
Maura O’Malley
for
Advanced Design 3002
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Invitation Design

The Museum of Sex in New York City is one of the most unusual museums, with exhibitions on everything taboo, from the history of pornos to a statue of two deers mating. Their Muse Foundation's mission is to preserve and make available a comprehensive collection of materials relating to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. For a gala to benefit this foundation, it was only right to call it "The Untie Gala," and have the print piece mimic the removal of clothing using buttons, laces, and cheeky language.

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brendanjohndesign.com
Grunge Book
by
Brendan John
for
Advanced Design 3002
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Book Design

This coffee-table book serves as a collection of albums from the grunge scene and their lyrics. The textures, typography, and overall style of the book reflect grunge’s rejection of previous music style norms in favor of grit and angst. Following the inspiration from the deconstructivist period of design made famous by the anti-designer David Carson, the typography and imagery are chaotic. Each spread takes inspiration from its respective album by using different fonts, colors, and other treatments to reflect the different moods and emotions of each album.

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allieosipov.com
Thymeshare
by
Allie Osipov
for
Intermediate Computer Graphics 3021
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Thymeshare is an app that helps bridge the gap between urban farmers who want to trade produce. The goal of this app is to build a community around fresh and local produce, as well as reduce food-waste in the process. The logo is an illustrative exchange of different produce, bringing a little more joy into swapping goods. The exchanging hands are nestled inside of a location marker icon, acknowledging the apps ‘hyperlocal’ tag line through imagery.

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mattmcgonagle.design
Hops
by
Matt McGonagle
for
Intermediate Computers 3021
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App Design

Hops is an app made to remind you of what you did while you drank the night before, adds extra social features for while you are drinking, and keeps you safe in situations where you may not be able to take care of yourself while drinking. The app tracks your location, texts, pictures, social media use, and everything else you do with your phone throughout the night in order to give you a detailed summary in the morning after to jog your memory of everything you did whether you want to remember or not.

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Medium
Celestial Patterns
by
Hanna Lipski
for
Creative Coding
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visualizations inspired by planetary motion

This is a series of artworks that visualize the movements between multiple planets. The goal was to be experimental and illustrative in this series while also educating about how the planets move in relation to each other around the sun.

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willowtierno.com
The Underground, A Modern Speakeasy
by
Willow Tierno
for
Advanced Design 3002
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Invitation Design

The Underground is a representation of a modern-day speakeasy, with music and drinks transporting you into a different time. This project rebranded a speakeasy-themed bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new name “The Underground” reflects the secrecy of the prohibition and how often bars would be hidden away underground to avoid authority. The illustration and overall color palette were influenced by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha and his illustrations in the Art Nouveau era.